ARC East Africa Weekly Chronology

26 Oct – 1 Nov 2022

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Africa Risk Consulting monitors events around the region and provides users of the EAA website with this weekly summary.


Weekly Update on events in East Africa

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1 Nov 2022 London (United Kingdom) News24. United Kingdom parliament lobbies for sanctions against Eritrea for its role in the conflict in Ethiopia‘s Tigray region;

31 Oct 2022 Tigray (Ethiopia) AP. Witnesses in Tigray region say armed forces from neighboring Eritrea are killing some civilians and looting as they and allied Ethiopian forces head for the regional capital Mekele;

30 Oct 2022 Kinshasa (DRC) Africanews. Authorities announce the expulsion of Vincent Karega, the Rwandan ambassador in Kinshasa amid rising tensions between the two countries over Rwanda’s alleged support for the M23 rebels in eastern DRC;

28 Oct 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. Pakistan‘s spy chief and military spokesman demands an independent investigation into the mysterious killing of journalist Arshad Sharif in Nairobi;

31 Oct 2022 Kinshasa (DRC) AFP. Thousands of anti-Rwanda protesters march through Goma, eastern DRC, as M23 rebels tighten their grip on the surrounding countryside;

31 Oct 2022 Johannesburg (South Africa) EWN. Diplomats say talks are ongoing between the Ethiopian government and the Tigrayan rebel authorities aimed at finding a peaceful resolution to their devastating two-year conflict;

31 Oct 2022 Johannesburg (South Africa) Bloomberg. Standard Bank Group CEO Sim Tshabalala says the group is open to acquisitions in Nigeria and Kenya as Africa’s biggest lender by assets expands its presence in key markets on the continent;

26 Oct 2022 Nairobi (Kenya) Daily Nation. President William Ruto hails economic ties and voices common ground on the war in Ukraine and security issues during a visit from Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez, the first-ever visit by a Spanish premier to Kenya;

26 Oct 2022 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Xinhua. President Samia Suluhu Hassan announces plans to visit China from 2-4 November;

26 Oct 2022 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Bloomberg. Study by Standard Bank Group finds a Tanzanian liquefied natural gas project planned by companies including Norway-headquartered Equinor and United Kingdom-headquartered Shell will add at least $7 billion a year to the nation’s GDP.


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East Africa Weekly Chronology – 26 Oct-1 Nov 2022